Amazon Debuts New Original Pilots

Following its first pilot season last year, Amazon Studios has debuted a mix of comedy, drama and kids original pilots.

The pilots are now available to watch for free on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the U.S. and LOVEFiLM in the U.K. Viewer feedback will help determine which pilots Amazon Studios will produce into full series to air on Prime Instant Video.

Kids’ shows come from award winning creators Duane Capizzi (“Transformers Prime”), Angela Santomero (“Blue’s Clues”), and Geoff Barbanell (“Kickin’ It”) include preschool shows, and new this year, shows for kids ages 6 to 11.

The pilot lineup also includes two hour-long drama pilots from Chris Carter (“The X-Files”) and Eric Overmyer (“The Wire,” “Treme”) and Michael Connelly (“Harry Bosch”). Half-hour comedy pilots were created by Oscar nominated Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom), actor and musician Jason Schwartzman (Saving Mr. Banks), Emmy-nominated Jill Soloway (“Six Feet Under”) and executive producers Ice Cube and Michael Strahan

“With our previous set of pilots, customers submitted thousands of reviews within the first few days and more than 80 percent of those reviews were 4 and 5 stars,” said Roy Price, director, Amazon Studios. “We collaborated with some of the very best creators in Hollywood, and even some new comers that submitted their show through our open door process, to bring customers a wide array of top-quality shows. This season we have something for everyone with a mix of comedy, drama and kids’ programming–we can’t wait to hear what customers think.”